Located at the intersection of the Great Silk Road, Tashkent has been a center of science, culture and enlightenment for centuries. Today, the capital of Uzbekistan is developing and becoming one of the most beautiful and prosperous cities. But in such a big city, there was still no museum dedicated to it.
The exposition reflects the ancient past, customs and traditions, science, culture and art of the region with a history of 2200 years. To date, about a thousand exhibits have been collected here. Replenishment of the museum fund continues.
“Tashkent – the center of science”, “Tashkent – the city of tolerance”, “Applied art. Everyday life and culture” sections are organized on the ground floor. Objects of work and life of antiquity, models of attractions are exhibited on the second floor.
The exhibits are commented in Uzbek, Russian and English. Additional information is provided using monitors, information kiosks and other technologies.
“This is the first step. Tashkent is a wide source for scientific research. But so far there has been no integrity and completeness in this work. Now it is necessary to study the 2200-year-old history of the city by epoch, enrich the museum with subject exhibits and reflect urban civilization as much as possible”, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
It was noted that for this it is necessary to establish a scientific-research institute, create conditions for archaeologists, publish the results of research. It was instructed to organize mahalla and school excursions to the museum, as well as similar museums in other cities.
It is not by chance that the museum was created near the Alley of Litterateurs. Writers and poets, historians will contribute to the improvement of the museum and its promotion among the foreign public.